Updated 09/13/2017

Dozens of Middle Tennessee veterans are being honored with a special trip to our nation's capital.

Twenty-five veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War will fly to Washington, D.C., today.

The Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee has flown more than 500 veterans to the nation's capital since it started in 2008.

While in D.C., the veterans will visit several war memorials and watch the changing of the guards at Arlington National Cemetery before heading to Maryland for dinner.

The group is scheduled to arrive back in Nashville around 9:30 p.m.

The trip is free. It's part of a national effort to honor the people who have sacrificed so much for our country.